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PODCAST: Union’s Kirk Fridrich joins Further Review to talk Friday’s 6A-1 state title rematch and why losing to Norman North may have actually helped his team

PODCAST: Union’s Kirk Fridrich joins Further Review to talk Friday’s 6A-1 state title rematch and why losing to Norman North may have actually helped his team
Kirk Fridrich's Union Redskins tangle with Norman North in a rematch for the Class 6A-1 state championship on Friday at the University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Kirk Fridrich’s Union Redskins tangle with Norman North in a rematch for the Class 6A-1 state championship on Friday at the University of Tulsa’s H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Union football coach Kirk Fridrich joined Further Review on Thursday to talk about Friday’s 6A-1 state championship game and why losing to Norman North earlier in the season may actually be a benefit to the Redskins.

To listen to the interview, click the “play” button below.

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Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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